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ERIC Number: EJ953751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Break for Physical Activity: Incorporating Classroom-Based Physical Activity Breaks into Preschools
Wadsworth, Danielle D.; Robinson, Leah E.; Beckham, Karen; Webster, Kip
Early Childhood Education Journal, v39 n6 p391-395 Jan 2012
Engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is essential to lifelong health and wellness. Physical activity behaviors established in early childhood relate to physical activity behaviors in later years. However, research has shown that children are adopting more sedentary behaviors. Incorporating structured and planned physical activity breaks into classroom transition times is an inexpensive and effective technique to increase children's physical activity during school hours. However, this approach has not been studied in preschool settings. The purpose of this paper is to provide a simple, cost-effective method that incorporates structured physical activity into the preschool curriculum through classroom based physical activity breaks. Results of a case study along with an overview of the implementation of physical activity breaks are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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